Whether you call it aerobic walking, speed walking or power walking (as we do), we know how to make your walk a workout. We pioneered the introduction of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into walking classes more than 15 years ago so that people of all fitness abilities can participate in a high-energy, low-impact, effective workout. Research continues to prove that HIIT workouts maximize your fitness in a time-efficient way. Try one of our classes for no charge to be sure you love it as much as we do! Courses offered all year at a few great walking locations in Toronto. Discover the power of power walking!
Gentle Yoga classes
Yoga is a perfect complement to walking. Yoga asanas increase mobility at joints and strengthens muscles. Yoga breath work and meditation help us find calm. Join Lee on Wednesdays at Swansea Town Hall or Sundays at Branch Yoga Studio.
Cozy up by the fire and unwind in the art-filled surroundings of the Drake Devonshire in the picturesque Wellington village of Prince Edward County, Ontario for our annual Namaste November retreat. Featured on Travel+Leisure’s IT LIST for 2015, this is the place to be for three days of luxury and learning.
Dreams of walking a marathon or half marathon? Live outside the Greater Toronto Area? Try remote coaching. Get walk training plans and helpful feedback on your progress.
Love sharing your passion for walking? Our program gives you the tools you need to start walk classes in your community.
Individual/Small Group Coaching
If you live in Toronto, Lee has a limited number of times available for personal coaching. This can include aerobic walk coaching, strength and stretch training, yoga, breath, and meditation.
Are we challenged or are we committed? At WoW Power Walking we’ve decided to choose COMMITMENT over challenge.
This is what can be found daily on the Internet, in magazines and advertisements: Take the challenge! Sign up for the 30-day challenge! Change your life with this challenge! Selling fitness and wellness packages as a challenge imbues the experience as one we want to get over, get through…survive.
Five years ago we offered our first “No Sugar Challenge.” Ahead of the curve on this, we challenged ourselves to removing all added sugar from our diet for 21 days. We watched as everyone expressed relief when 21 days were over. They had survived.
This got us to thinking about how the word commitment is so much more powerful than the word challenge. Yes, there are challenges associated with finding, making, and eating real food without added sugars in our world of food products. If these challenges are met with commitment to sourcing and eating real food, it’s a game changer for life.
Commit to real food. Commit to a positive vision. Commit to your best self.
Get Naturally Sweet.
Naturally Sweet Commitment
September 9-29, 2019
Visualize commitment. Visualize abundance. Ditch the notion of challenge and deprivation. Embrace a positive and attainable vision of your best self. Join us for a powerful commitment to cleanse both body and brain from sugar after summer holidays! No added sugars, no white flours, no juices, and no alcohol for 3 weeks, September 9-29, 2019. 30 minutes of feel-good activity every day, with suggestions from Coach Lee. Sign up now!
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Meet Lee Scott, Founder of WoW Power Walking
Lee is well known for her motivational and passionate work. She is often asked to share her love of power walking for fitness and marathons, yoga for balance, and eating for well being with both small and large groups. She continues to be invited to speak at marathons and fitness conferences across North America.
Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A.
Lee trained to be a mechanical engineer, giving her a methodical and research-based approach to work in the health and fitness industry. A dynamic coach, she has been a certified fitness professional since 1991 and developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002, creating the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 100 distance events including 33 full marathons. Her personal best walking a full marathon is 4:51:51 achieved at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In 2014, Lee was the overall winner of the women’s division in the two walk-only half marathons events offered in North America. In 2017 and 2018, Lee was the women’s overall winner at the Toronto Waterfront 10k in the walk division. As a much-loved yoga teacher with 600+ hours of yoga teacher, Lee believes yoga is a perfect complement to power walking and began adding it to her programming in 2013. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science and nutrition has made her a popular expert with the media and at conferences. Every day Lee is inspired by her clients who embrace the opportunity to explore their best selves. Look for her book, The Walking Solution: Get People Walking for Results, co-authored with former Prevention fitness editor Michele Stanten, coming out in 2019.
2019 Speaking Engagements
ACSM Health Summit, Chicago, Illinois March 21-24, 2019
Join Lee Scott and Michele Stanten for two fun and informative sessions on walking: The Walking Solution, the workout that works for every body and HIIT Walking Bootcamp!
Big Sur International Marathon. Lee will participate in the Tips for Race Day and Running the Big Sur Course panel discussion along with running and BSIM course experts. 2019 will mark the 16th year that Lee has walked either the full marathon or the 21-mile event at BSIM. Come hear her marathon walking wisdom.
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.Dianne B., Toronto